Response To 2 Students Duscussion Assignments With 120 Words + 2 References Each Response And – Assignment Example
Response to discussion assignments Response to Bob Rousseau’s post Your application of literature to support your position on the role of theory is commendable and the developed knowledge is valid. I agree with your position that theory plays a significant role in development of different elements of a research such as research questions and data collection strategies. This is because theories in a field of study are developed from empirical data and offers practical guidance for practice in the same field. A review of similar variables would therefore imply application of data collection strategies that developed a theory governing relationship between the variables (Garner, Wagner and Kawulich, 2009). Theories also develop research problems for validating existing theories and developing new theories (Polit and Beck, 2008). I however do not agree with your classification of phenomenology, grounded theory, and case study as theories of research because these are qualitative research designs and not theories and recommend a review of differences between theories and methods in research (Johnson and Christensen, 2010).
Response to James Smith’s post
Your perspective that both qualitative and quantitative research methods can investigate the relationship between a teacher’s adaptation to students’ learning styles and success of the learning process is correct. Your further justification through identification for involved variables that can be measured through the two methods is also accurate. This is because qualitative studies are subjective and consistent with such measures as students’ behaviour during learning (McNabb, 2013). Quantitative methods that measure values objectively is also suitable for measuring data on students’ performance after tests (Monsen and Horn, 2008). In addition, both of the research methods can be implemented together in a mixed research approach. Similarities between the methods and the need for triangulation also support such as approach mixed approach. You could have however extended the analysis by discussing the benefits of the researcher’s application of both qualitative and quantitative methods (Rubin, 2010).
Garner, M., Wagner, C. and Kawulich, B. (2009). Teaching research methods in the social sciences. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Johnson, B. and Christensen, L. (2010). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches. New York, NY: SAGE.
McNabb, D. (2013). Research methods in public administration and nonprofit management: Quantitative and qualitative approaches. New York, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Monsen, E. and Horn, L. (2008). Research: Successful approaches. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association.
Polit, D. and Beck, C. (2008). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Rubin, A. (2010). Research methods for social work. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.